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Codenamed “Moments”, Facebook Is Building An App For Super-Private Sharing

techcrunch.com — Facebook has failed repeatedly to get us to use complicated lists and privacy settings to share intimate moments with just our closest friends and family through the same composer for blasting News Feed updates to everyone. But now it's polishing off a new app codenamed "Moments" designed to make this micro-sharing much simpler, multiple sources tell TechCrunch.
Sep 16, 2014

Codenamed “Moments”, Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing | by @joshconstine on @TechCrunch ow.ly/BA5J2

Sep 16, 2014

How much money has Facebook invested in alternate UIs that get no traction? Home, Paper, Mentions, and now Moments: techcrunch.com/2014/09/16/fac…

Sep 16, 2014

Fb's new app could succeed where friend lists & privacy settings failed: Helping us to share more with fewer people techcrunch.com/2014/09/16/fac…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Codenamed "Moments", Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing (@joshconstine) techcrunch.com/2014/09/16/fac… techmeme.com/140916/p41#a14…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Codenamed "Moments", Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing tcrn.ch/1BK83CX by @joshconstine

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iPhone 6 Review: Meet The New Best Smartphone

techcrunch.com — Apple has two new iPhones debuting today, including the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is the heir apparent to the flagship line of Apple smartphones, as it comes in at the same price point as the iPhone 5s, but Apple has done something new this year by introducing a premium priced iPhone 6 Plus.
Sep 16, 2014

Here's @drizzled's review of the iPhone 6 plus tcrn.ch/1uSb4gw and the iPhone 6 techcrunch.com/2014/09/16/iph… My 'review' is a bit different

iOS 8 Review: Refinements And Relaxed Limitations Add Up For A Better Experience

techcrunch.com — Apple's iOS 8 is arriving tomorrow, and while it isn't as overtly dramatic a change as iOS 7 was last year, it's still a big update with lots of new features and tweaks.

15 Of The Most Interesting Maps In Google’s New Maps Gallery

techcrunch.com — Google Maps released the new Maps Gallery to the public today. Previously, individuals and organizations could publicly share their custom maps, but they were pretty difficult to find. This update gives anyone the ability to create maps and share them with the world.
Sep 16, 2014

15 Of The Most Interesting Maps In Google’s New Maps Gallery | TechCrunch techcrunch.com/gallery/15-of-… via @techcrunch

Apple’s iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Cases Offer Comfort And Light Protection With Few Concessions

techcrunch.com — Apple launched both its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus today, and along with the new smartphones it also debuted new cases for each. The follow the simple precedent Apple set out when it created the iPhone 5s leather cases: simple, solid color designs that are thin and have no moving parts, yet offer a degree of additional protection to the fit and finish of your devices.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Apple's iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Cases Offer Comfort And Light Protection With Few Concessions tcrn.ch/1ta9MP9 by @drizzled

iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone

techcrunch.com — Apple is launching not one, but two premium smartphones today, and the iPhone 6 Plus is the one many probably were skeptical even existed just a few short months ago. With a screen size measuring 5.5-inches across the diagonal, it's well into the territory labeled "phablet" on the ancient sea charts of mariners who've braved the Android waters.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone tcrn.ch/1uSb4gw by @drizzled

Sep 16, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone tcrn.ch/1uSb4gw by @drizzled

Sep 16, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone tcrn.ch/1uSb4gw by @drizzled

Sep 16, 2014

Here's @drizzled's review of the iPhone 6 plus tcrn.ch/1uSb4gw and the iPhone 6 techcrunch.com/2014/09/16/iph… My 'review' is a bit different

Sep 16, 2014

Boom RT @TechCrunch: iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone tcrn.ch/1uSb4gw by @drizzled

Mail.ru Pays $1.47B To Take Over Vkontake, Russia’s Facebook, Settles Durov Suit

techcrunch.com — Some big shareholder shifts at Vkontake, the social network with 92 million monthly active users that's often described as Russia's Facebook and has been embroiled in political controversies that resulted in the ousting of its founder, Pavel Durov.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @ingridlunden: Mail.ru says it's biz as usual at VK, but how will it handle ?s around hotbutton issues of piracy + freedom of speech tcrn.ch/1uF5fnp

Sep 16, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Mail.ru Takes Over 'Russia's Facebook' Vkontake In $1.47B Deal, Settles Durov Suit techcrunch.com/2014/09/16/mai… techmeme.com/140916/p6#a140…

Sep 16, 2014

Mail.ru says it's biz as usual at VK, but how will it handle ?s around hotbutton issues of piracy + freedom of speech tcrn.ch/1uF5fnp

Sep 16, 2014

Mail.ru Takes Over 'Russia's Facebook' Vkontake In $1.47B Deal tcrn.ch/1uF5fnp now with more backstory on VK's controversies

Sep 16, 2014

Wow Russia's Facebook sold for $1.5 billion, to the company that basically owns everything else significant in Russia tcrn.ch/1uF5fnp

The FCC Received 3.7 Million Net Neutrality Comments

techcrunch.com — And lo, the final tally: As of Monday night, the FCC had received a total of "approximately" 3.7 million comments on its notice of proposed rule-making concerning net neutrality and the open Internet. That's quite a haul. When the tally crossed the 1 million mark, it brought down the FCC's website in the process.

NASA Partners With Boeing And SpaceX To Send Astronauts Up In Space Taxis

techcrunch.com — NASA has announced a deal with SpaceX and Boeing to build space taxis to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station. This deal will end NASA's reliance on expensive Russian crew transport by 2017. The cost was a whopping $71 million per seat.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @Kasparov63: "Space taxis", great news for tech & good example of substitions that better isolate Putin, reduce his leverage. http://t.c…

Zero To One: How Blake Masters Went From Being Peter Thiel’s Student To Co-Author

techcrunch.com — In the spring of 2012, Peter Thiel taught a class called CS 183: Startup, at Stanford. One of the students in Thiel's class, Blake Masters, posted detailed notes on his personal blog that became an instant hit in the tech community.
Sep 16, 2014

.@bgmasters & @peterthiel turned the notes from Stanford's last big startup class into a great book, Zero to One tcrn.ch/1uFSNUk

Docker’s So Hot It Just Got $40M It Won’t Start Spending Until Next Year

techcrunch.com — How hot is Docker? It's so hot it's getting money from VCs it doesn't even really need right now. The company announced $40M in funding today, but CEO Ben Golub says they won't actually start spending the new funds until at least late next year.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: How hot is Docker? So hot it's getting money from VCs it doesn't even really need right now tcrn.ch/1qIDQBP

Sep 16, 2014

Docker’s So Hot It Just Got $40M It Won’t Start Spending Until Next Year techcrunch.com/2014/09/16/doc… via @techcrunch

Sep 16, 2014

Docker's So Hot It Just Got $40M It Won't Start Spending Until Next Year tcrn.ch/1qYBXif Must be doing something right.

Time Spent In Apps Up 21% Over Last Year

techcrunch.com — While there may be an upper limit as to how many apps people interact with over the course of a month, new data from mobile marketing platform Localytics out this morning shows that the time spent actually using apps is increasing.

Citrix Acquires Virtual, An Android And iOS Virtualization Company

techcrunch.com — We're hearing from a reliable source that Citrix has acquired a little company we wrote about back in July, called Virtual. The firm, manned by an impressive set of software hackers, claimed to be able to virtualize both Android and iOS completely enough to act as an environment for bug testing and hardware emulation.
Sep 16, 2014

Hearing Citrix acquired an interesting little company I wrote about that emulated iOS and Android. tctechcrunch2011.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/cit…

Microsoft Brings OneNote To Android Wearables

techcrunch.com — I suppose that wearables are the new place where cross-platform tools and services must reside. Today Microsoft brought OneNote to Android Wear devices. You can now OneNote from your watch. If you want to. It looks like this when in use: So now, if you want to shout at your watch in public, you can.
Sep 16, 2014

Tech Crunch: Microsoft Brings OneNote To Android Wearables -  I suppose that wearables are the new place ... owl.li/2NAyPu